Blackberry dye is probably the most easiest dye to make, and the results are beautiful! I use a couple of handfuls of blackberries, a cup of salt and cover them with water. In a pan bring them to the boil then turn off the heat, squidge them with a potato masher to get […]Read More Making hedgerow dye, blackberry dye tutorial.
I love really good quality blank paper which I like to naturally stain and dry before working on. I feel it gives my drawings/paintings more depth. Whenever I start any piece I have to accompany my work with a suitable cup of tea, as I’m drawing inspiration from wild flowers at the moment it […]Read More Floral inspiration and a chamomile tea.
I love my nespresso machine! I’m always a bit miffed that Mr Clooney isn’t standing by it whenever I enter my kitchen but whatcha gonna do… At least I get to sit and enjoy my coffee in peace, with my latest country homes mag sprawled out in front of me. Have a great Thursday […]Read More Morning coffee
Whilst we’re easing into a winters spring, I can’t help but look forwards to the delights that the warmth brings! I love screen printing in the warm weather as I like to wander around with bare feet and wash my screens outside in the sunshine. I remember capturing the beauty of these sweeping […]Read More Swallows screen print.
My china blue roses linen is the perfect soft delicate background for a February flat lay. I love to take a minute, with a cup of chamomile tea, my wild flowers book for new inspiration, a fresh bloom and a scrap of one of my fabrics. It helps me creatively- to calm my […]Read More Calming February hues.
So I have this tea/Instagram problem, my two addictions seem to have found each other. It was brought to light by a fellow blogger the other week, the crazy things we do for our Instagram galleries! Some of us buy things to photograph, and now have a collection of insta props that come out to […]Read More My Instagram tea problem.
I just love how soft and dreamy this shot came out! It was taken in my garden room in this cool light we’re getting now. I think my depth of field must of been about f3 and my ISO was 400 with a really slow shutter. I can’t wait for the tulips to make […]Read More Parrot tulip still life.
Stars linen and chunky natural linen. Black roses cotton. Tatty pink roses linen. Stars cotton. China blue roses linen. A selection of my watercolour for fabric design work, digitally printed onto soft cotton drill and fine linens. Cotton from £38.00 pm, linen from £55.00 pm, please see my […]Read More Emma Connolly Designs, fabric collection 1
Love the texture of these old books wrapped in the softness of the ribbon. Vintage Nikon 50mm lens, bright day, available light-warm, ISO 400, F5, shutter 120.Read More Vintage books still life